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Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in classical composition, an approach that had been in hibernation in the United States during the 1960s, composer Philip Glass (born 1937) embraced the ethos of popular music in his compositions. Glass based two symphonies on music by rock musicians David Bowie and Brian Eno, but the symphonies' sound is distinctively his. Popular elements do not appear out of place in Glass's classical music, which from its early days has shared certain harmonies and rhythms with rock music. Yet this use of popular elements has not made Glass a composer of popular music. His music is not a version of popular music packaged to attract classical listeners; it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather than the classics.
Consider each of the three choices separately and select all that apply.


1) The passage addresses which of the following issues related to Glass's use of popular elements in his classical compositions?

A.How it is regarded by listeners who prefer rock to the classics
B.How it has affected the commercial success of Glass's music
C.Whether it has contributed to a revival of interest among other composers in using popular elements in their compositions
D.Whether it has had a detrimental effect on Glass's reputation as a composer of classical music
E.Whether it has caused certain of Glass's works to be derivative in quality

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
E


Consider each of the three choices separately and select all that apply.

2) The passage suggests that Glass's work displays which of the following qualities?

A. A return to the use of popular music in classical compositions
B. An attempt to elevate rock music to an artistic status more closely approximating that of classical music
C. A long-standing tendency to incorporate elements from two apparently disparate musical styles

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A,C


* 3) Select the sentence that distinguishes two ways of integrating rock and classical music.

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
His music is not a version of popular music packaged to attract classical listeners; it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather than the classics.



The 3rd question * has been added in the OG 2nd Ed and OG 3rd Ed. it was not presented before.
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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2019, 12:38
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Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in classical composition, an approach that had been in hibernation in the United States during the 1960s, composer Philip Glass (born 1937) embraced the ethos of popular music in his compositions. Glass based two symphonies on music by rock musicians David Bowie and Brian Eno, but the symphonies' sound is distinctively his. Popular elements do not appear out of place in Glass's classical music, which from its early days has shared certain harmonies and rhythms with rock music. Yet this use of popular elements has not made Glass a composer of popular music. His music is not a version of popular music packaged to attract classical listeners; it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather than the classics.
1)The passage addresses which of the following issues related to Glass's use of popular elements in his classical compositions?

A.How it is regarded by listeners who prefer rock to the classics
B.How it has affected the commercial success of Glass's music
C.Whether it has contributed to a revival of interest among other composers in using popular elements in their compositions
D.Whether it has had a detrimental effect on Glass's reputation as a composer of classical music
E.Whether it has caused certain of Glass's works to be derivative in quality

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
E


Consider each of the three choices separately and select all that apply.

2)The passage suggests that Glass's work displays which of the following qualities?

A. A return to the use of popular music in classical compositions
B. An attempt to elevate rock music to an artistic status more closely approximating that of classical music
C. A long-standing tendency to incorporate elements from two apparently disparate musical styles

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A,C





Why answer of Q1 is E?

why not C?

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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2019, 14:54
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Reading the entire passage, which is not so long, clearly, you can see that

1)The passage addresses which of the following issues related to Glass's use of popular elements in his classical compositions?

A.How it is regarded by listeners who prefer rock to the classics

He incorporated classic elements being in the rock field but no mention of a preference

B.How it has affected the commercial success of Glass's music

this is completely NOT mentioned into the passage, the commercial hit

C.Whether it has contributed to a revival of interest among other composers in using popular elements in their compositions

Other composers are not mentioned whatsoever

D.Whether it has had a detrimental effect on Glass's reputation as a composer of classical music

His reputation increased, was not undermined at all.

E.Whether it has caused certain of Glass's works to be derivative in quality


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it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather than the classics.


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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 06 May 2019, 04:23
Why not 1A though
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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 06 May 2019, 04:44
How come 2c?
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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 07 May 2019, 11:24
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2c means ??


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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 08 May 2019, 00:46
Oh saw the video, I meant how come for the 2nd one C is one of the correct options.
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A long-standing tendency to incorporate elements from two apparently disparate musical styles

Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in classical composition, an approach that had been in hibernation in the United States during the 1960s,

This confirms the long-standing

Popular elements do not appear out of place in Glass's classical music, which from its early days has shared certain harmonies and rhythms with rock music.

This confirms the popular + rock approach.

C is also right

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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2019, 21:51
Carcass wrote:
Reading the entire passage, which is not so long, clearly, you can see that

1)The passage addresses which of the following issues related to Glass's use of popular elements in his classical compositions?

A.How it is regarded by listeners who prefer rock to the classics

He incorporated classic elements being in the rock field but no mention of a preference

B.How it has affected the commercial success of Glass's music

this is completely NOT mentioned into the passage, the commercial hit

C.Whether it has contributed to a revival of interest among other composers in using popular elements in their compositions

Other composers are not mentioned whatsoever

D.Whether it has had a detrimental effect on Glass's reputation as a composer of classical music

His reputation increased, was not undermined at all.

E.Whether it has caused certain of Glass's works to be derivative in quality


Correct

Quote:
it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather than the classics.


Regards


nowhere it is mentioned in the passage about the glass's work to be derivative, then how can it be answer choice E.
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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2019, 15:55
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He played classic elements in which part of them was borrowed from rock music.

This is derivative. And this is an inference question.

See also the video explanation above provided by Vince.

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Re: Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2020, 14:34
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1) To answer this question, it is important to assess each answer choice independently. Since the passage says that Glass revived the use of popular music in classical compositions, answer choice A is clearly correct. On the other hand, the passage also denies that Glass composes popular music or packages it in a way to elevate its status, so answer choice B is incorrect. Finally, since Glass's style has always mixed elements of rock with classical elements, answer Choice C is correct. Thus the correct answer is Choice 1 and Choice 3.

2) One of the important points that the passage makes is that when Glass uses popular elements in his music, the result is very much his own creation (it is “distinctively his”). In other words, the music is far from being derivative. Thus one issue that the passage addresses is the one referred to in answer choice E — it answers it in the negative. The passage does not discuss the impact of Glass's use of popular elements on listeners, on the commercial success of his music, on other composers or on Glass's reputation, so none of Choices A through D is correct. The correct answer is Choice E.

3) Almost every sentence in the passage refers to incorporating rock music in classical compositions, but only the last sentence distinguishes two ways of doing so. It distinguishes between writing rock music in a way that will make it attractive to classical listeners and writing classical music that will be attractive to listeners familiar with rock. Thus the correct answer is the last sentence of the passage.
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